I have coached at Iowa State for the past
12 years, and I love it even more than when I first
started! I enjoy coaching divers of all ages - from my
college divers on down to the beginning diver. It's my mission
to provide an excellent environment in which all divers
can safely learn and continually make progress in
the sport while developing a passion for diving that
fuels them year after year.
I am fortunate
to have learned from one of the best in the sport - Dr. Jeff
Huber at Indiana University. I first worked with him at
his camp at the University of Nebraska when I was 14 years
old. I knew that I wanted to dive for him in college, and I
later followed him to Indiana University where I dived from
1989 to 1994. I am grateful for the opportunity he gave me to
dive at Indiana and to work at his camps.
Being involved in the sport of diving as a
diver and as a coach has taught me so much! It has taught me
to have a great work ethic. It has challenged me and pushed me
outside of my comfort zone. It has taught me how to set
long-term goals and then craft a plan that will help me
achieve them. And it has taught me how to work and cooperate
with others to achieve common goals. I hope to pass on these
things to you and to anyone involved with our Cyclone Diving
Camps & Clinics.
My wife Kathy and I live in
Ames with our daughter Elyse (14), and son Ean (10).